Halloween Sale at Harlequin.com!

Happy Halloween, book lovers! We’re celebrating the spookiest day of the year with a sweet treat at Harlequin.com — 31% off list price on ALL BOOKS, including both print and ebooks, until midnight tonight (ET)! That’s an extra 11% off our usual 20% discount. Just use code 14SAVE31 at Checkout to save. So why not stock up on your favorite paranormal books from Harlequin Nocturne, Gena Showalter, Jennifer L. Armentrout and more? Or try something new!

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What are YOU reading this Halloween weekend?

Dragons Walk Among Us…

In Julie Kagawa’s groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form. In Talon, dragons and an ancient order of dragon slayers face off in a modern day battle. But when a young dragon and a hardened slayer unknowingly befriend each other, it has repercussions for both sides… Get ready for Talon, book one of the Talon saga on sale today from Harlequin TEEN, with this awesome video!

About Talon:

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey—and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him—and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

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Excerpt: Ghost Wolf by Michele Hauf

Right in time for Halloween is Ghost Wolf, a new werewolf romance by Michele Hauf. Get ready for this sexy paranormal romance with an excerpt below and pick up your copy today wherever Harlequin Nocturne books are sold.

About Ghost Wolf:

The Lone Wolf’s Salvation…

When Daisy-Blu Saint-Pierre starts investigating the mysterious ghost wolf that’s been menacing hunters in Tangle Lake, she encounters a juicier sort of discovery in sexy lone wolf Beck. Beck, with his rugged, raw energy and virility to burn…

A tragic accident has left Beckett Severo hungry for revenge. Now faery magick has turned him from a werewolf into something more powerful. The lovely Daisy is a great distraction. Time spent in her arms almost makes Beck forget the danger they’re in. Almost.

Daisy and Beck must risk losing who they are to become what they are meant to be…together.

Excerpt:

Beck stumbled to the edge of the forest, tugging up his jeans as he did so. His breaths fogged before him. The mercury had topped out at ten degrees at noon; it had only fallen since then. He’d come out of the shift and retrieved his clothes from the hollowed-out oak stump where he always kept them. Wouldn’t do for a werewolf to shift to human shape without clothing to cover his shivering mortal flesh. He didn’t relish the idea of walking home naked, or trying to hitch a ride.

Though, to imagine hitching naked perked up his smile. If a carload of pretty women drove by? They’d pick him up for sure.

Nah. He’d keep his clothes on. The bitter January chill did not bother him while in wolf form, but his human skin wasn’t so durable against the temperature changes. Good thing he had brought along his winter coat.

He zipped and buttoned his jeans. Shoving his feet into his pack boots, he wobbled. A swirl of dizziness spilled across his vision, and he had to put out his arms to stabilize his stance. Tree stalks blurred, and for a moment the sky switched places with the snowy ground.

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Links! Stone Cold Touch Vote, Michele Hauf Interview & More

Hey Paranormal Fans, don’t miss

1) Stone Cold Touch by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is on sale today from Harlequin TEEN! Don’t miss second book in The Dark Elements series — and you’ll want to read it fast so you can take part in an epic vote to help determine which guy Layla will end up with! That’s right — Jennifer is letting readers decide whether demon prince Roth or  protective Warden Zayne will win Layla’s heart. Voting starts today and ends November 11. Learn more and cast your vote at www.thedarkelementsseries.com!

2) Get to know Harlequin Nocturne author Michele Hauf in the Harlequin.com Community’s Third Tuesday Interview. Michele’s latest paranormal romance, Ghost Wolf, is on sale now.

3) Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane is on sale for just 99 cents! Snap up this urban fantasy/paranormal romance tale at your favorite book store for this special price until October 24. About Goddess with a Blade:

Rowan Summerwaite is no ordinary woman. Physical vessel to the Celtic Goddess Brigid and raised by the leader of the Vampire Nation, she’s a supercharged hunter with the power to slay any vampire who violates the age-old treaty.

A recent string of murders has her at odds with Las Vegas’s new Scion, the arrogant and powerful Clive Stewart. The killings have the mark of Vampire all over them, and Rowan warns Clive to keep his people in line–or she’ll mete out her own brand of justice.

Though her dealings with Clive are adversarial to say the least, Rowan is intensely aware of her attraction to him. But she can’t let it distract her from her duty–to find and battle the killer before more women die.

4) What’s better than a great book? Getting one FREE! Enter to win these two upcoming releases on Goodreads:

5) Want to know what goes into the making of a sexy Gena Showalter cover? Head over to the Harlequin Blog for a behind the scenes look at how the hot cover for her upcoming Lords of the Underworld romance, The Darkest Touch — Torin’s highly anticipated story — was made!

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Book Trailer: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter

In The Queen of Zombie Hearts, the stunning third novel in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun. Check out the trailer for The Queen of Zombie Hearts below!

About The Queen of Zombie Hearts:

I have a plan.

We’ll either destroy them for good, or they’ll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice “Ali” Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She’s ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It’s then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn’t the girl she thought she was. She’s connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole’s mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

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Book Trailer: The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott

If you had the ability to heal, would you have a responsibility to help the sick and wounded…even if it came at a great cost? That’s the dilemma facing thirteen-year-old Ava in The Wonder of All Things, a new novel from New York Times bestselling author of The Returned. Watch the trailer for this spellbinding new novel:


About The Wonder of All Things:

On the heels of his critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Returned, Jason Mott delivers a spellbinding tale of love and sacrifice

On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. After the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds disappear.

Ava has an unusual gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show tragedy, her gift was a secret. Now the whole world knows, and suddenly people from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to catch a glimpse of The Miracle Child. But Ava’s unique ability comes at a great cost, and as she grows weaker with each healing, she soon finds herself having to decide just how much she’s willing to give up in order to save the ones she loves most.

Elegantly written, deeply intimate and emotionally astute, The Wonder of All Things is an unforgettable story and a poignant reminder of life’s extraordinary gifts.

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Carina Press 99¢ Paranormal Romance Ebook Sale!

No tricks this month — only treats! Carina Press has discounted 10 paranormal romances to just 99¢ each from October 3-27. Titles in the sale are:

Click here for the full list of titles again plus where to order your copies today!

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What’s On Your Bucket List?

by Lisa Medley, author of Reap & Redeem

Olivia, the heroine of Reap & Redeem, is dying. The first thing she did when she found out was make a bucket list. She’s been steadily checking things off that list and is down to the end…of her life and the list. From Reap & Redeem:

“She was down to the last fourteen. Of course, they were the most frightening ones, which was exactly why they were last. Cooking at a homeless shelter was nothing compared to #53 and #58: get drunk and have a one-night stand.”

Here are the last 14 items on Olivia’s list:

  • #47 swim in the ocean
  • #48 fly over a volcano
  • #49 volunteer at a homeless shelter
  • #50 have a pet
  • #51 make the best dessert ever
  • #52 get drunk
  • #53 dance all night
  • #54 sing in a karaoke bar
  • #55 sleep under the stars on the fall equinox
  • #56 learn to use a weapon
  • #57 pay my debts
  • #58 have a one-night stand
  • #59 give everything away
  • #60 save a life

“The idea of a bucket list had seemed so wonderful at first. Essential even. As she’d ticked her way through the list, she was surprised by how easy most of them were to achieve. Of course, her wishes weren’t too exotic. No running with the bulls in Pamplona, swimming with sharks in South Africa, or other such craziness. And she had no intention of leaving a trail of unpaid debt behind despite her former coworker’s suggestion that she charge everything to a credit card, Visa be damned. Her parents would have been so disappointed with her if she’d even considered such a thing. In preparing for her death, she’d proceeded as cautiously as she always had in life, with the notable exception of #53 and #58.” — Reap & Redeem

Since finishing Reap & Redeem, my own bucket list is slowly taking shape as well. Many of my bucket list items are dependent on winning the lottery or an extreme amount of luck I may never be beneficiary to.

That may be problematic.

Still, here’s my list so far:

  1. Eat my way through Italy.
  2. Drink my way through Ireland.
  3. Get my 9-year-old through college when it’s time.
  4. Hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
  5. Finish hiking the last twelve miles I have left of the Ozarks Highlands Trail in Arkansas.
  6. Kayak 100 hundred miles of new-to-me water in a week.
  7. Hike/climb to the top of one 14K peak without need of rescue.
  8. Be a walk-on zombie on The Walking Dead.
  9. Write one episode for a television show.
  10. Hang out with Stephen King for a day.

Do you have a bucket list? What’s on it?

About Reap & Redeem:

0714_9781460337769.inddHe’’s a reaper who has given up on saving souls. Will a dying woman be his salvation?

After a century of enslavement to pure evil, Kylen Larson is finally free. But he’s long past caring. The only woman he ever loved is dead, and he’s tormented by memories of the horrors his demon parasite forced him to commit. Now he lives for nothing more than hunting down the infernal creatures invading Meridian, Arkansas, and destroying them.

Olivia Evans is in the final stages of cancer when Kylen accidentally saves her from demonic possession. When he rescues this innocent soul, Kylen rediscovers his mission—and his heart. All he wants is to help Olivia stay alive. He’ll just have to fight off an invasion from Hell first….

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Talon Blog Tour: Check out an exciting teaser quote!

Add some dragons to your paranormal romance bookshelf with Talon, the upcoming book from author Julie Kagawa. Head on over to the Harlequin Blog to get your first taste of this exciting new book!

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Excerpt: Lying with Wolves by Cynthia Cooke

Demons hunt shifters in Cynthia Cooke‘s new paranormal romance, Lying with Wolves. With the threat closing in on their loved ones, can Celia Lawson and Malcolm Daniels protect everyone — and find their way back to one another? Keep reading for an excerpt from Lying with Wolves, on sale from Harlequin Nocturne.

About the Book:

Only her powerful magic can save the Colony and the man she loves…

In the wake of a betrayal, Celia Lawson, the last of a preeminent magical bloodline, is building a new life for herself outside the security of the Colony. Meanwhile, demon raiders have breached the protective barriers of the compound and are threatening everyone she loves. When she learns of the tragedy, Celia races home to help mount a magical offensive—and finds comfort back in the arms of the shifter who broke her heart….

Risking exposure for all that he’s done, Malcolm Daniels wants only to redeem himself with the pack and win back Celia’s trust. But as demon forces invade, Celia’s magic—and her own conflicted feelings for Malcolm—will be tested in ways neither of them ever would have imagined.

Excerpt:

As the first streaks of dawn lit the horizon, she ran. Her paws scraped along the fine red dust of the desert floor as she dashed through creosote bushes, snakeweed and prickly pear cacti, her nose filling with the honey scent of graythorn.

She paused, catching a different scent—the tangy musk of fear. Her sharp eyes scanned the area in the lingering darkness as she searched the desert floor for shadows, for movement, for something to chase. And there it was, frozen next to a sage bush, impossibly large ears twitching, its round eyes wide with fear. A jackrabbit.

She gave chase—the rabbit’s scent filling her nose, the rapid pounding of its small heart thumping in her ears. The rabbit jumped, launching itself at least ten feet, its long legs propelling it at impossibly fast speeds as it zigzagged through yucca and agave.

Exaltation urged Celia faster. She chased the little creature while the sun, cresting beyond the stark canyons, lit the sky in an explosion of color. Power pulsed through her body, with each step rejoicing in her freedom as she raced through the morning air. She wished she could run like this all day but knew it would be too risky here in the Arizona desert, where people rose with the sun.

Then she heard the sound she’d been so afraid would come.

Just a murmur at first, far in the distance, but then the sound grew louder. Closer.

Humans.

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